December 7, 2007

General Motors expands collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology

Bangalore, India – General Motors Corporation and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) have announced plans to carry out joint research in the area of Electrics, Controls and Software. The partners also announced a new educational curriculum that will be jointly developed, leading to a post-graduate degree in these fields. Research done at the new Collaborative Research Lab will be shared within GM’s global research and development network.

“This partnership brings together an impressive source of expertise in the growing areas of electronics, controls and software,” said Dr. Alan Taub, executive director, GM Research and Development. “Several IIT graduates have already moved on to careers at GM. This kind of program is ideal for developing future leaders for our industry.”

GM will commit more than US$1 million for research over the next five years at the lab. General Motors’ program also partners with other institutions worldwide, including the University of Michigan, Carnegie-Mellon University, Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and RWTH-Aachen in Germany.

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